Coast to Coast, July 2 - Aug 9, plus RAGBRAI, want to Join Us?

Discussion in 'Touring and recreational cycling' started by rbskiir, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. rbskiir

    rbskiir New Member

    Sep 25, 2003
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    Hello to anyone who may be interested in a limited support coast to
    coast bicycle ride. I am inviting you to join me. I’m setting off on
    a coast to coast bicycling journey this coming summer. I’m riding
    with two friends from the San Francisco Bay area to Yorktown, Virginia
    following Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) maps. The Western
    Express route to Pueblo then the Transamerica map. We are between 45-
    years of age and 54, two men, one woman. We also have one set of
    retired parents driving a support van for us. We are not partiers but
    do have an occasional alcoholic beverage. We feel we are fun loving
    people. We’re planning our departure date to be July 2nd.

    We will dip our rear wheels in the Pacific Ocean, probably Santa Cruz
    or near San Gregorio, CA. We’ll dip our front wheels in the
    Atlantic. We plan to take a detour from the route in Kansas to go up
    and ride RAGBRAI to the Mississippi River then ride back south to
    rejoin our route somewhere below St. Louis. We would like to have at
    least a dozen companions to help us defray the cost of our drivers,
    support vehicle, and fuel. I’m thinking the cost will be around $800
    apiece. We have recreational/race type bikes, we do not want to carry
    anything on them.

    We expect to take around 37 to 39 days in total so it means we’ll be
    on the move for an average 130 plus miles per days. We do expect
    we’ll take one day off per week for rest and laundry, or sightseeing,
    probably every seven or eight days. I expect most of us will fly home
    so we will pre-arrange our flights and plan the trip accordingly.

    All food will be on your own; however there should be room in the van
    for small coolers and a Coleman stove. Of course room for duffle bags
    and camp chairs too. The ACA maps have details needed to find food
    and services along the way.

    The following links well get you to the maps we'll be using so you can
    get a general idea of the route…

    If you’d like more information please contact me at [email protected].